“I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement.” ~ Oscar Wilde
And this is largely just *this* year's list...
"You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance." ~ Ray Bradbury
"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid." ~ Søren Kierkegaard
"Just the facts, ma'am." ~ Sgt. Joe Friday, "Dragnet"
Like a Bolton out of the blue.